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I bought a new 2009 Monaco Camelot 42' motor home and have driven it about 3,000 miles. I tow a Cadillac Escalade with it on trips. It has a Cummins ISL 425 HP, 1,200 Ft-Lb Torque engine and it it not powerful enough for some hills, such as the Grapevine Hill on I-5 in California. It pulls me down to about 40 mph on those types of hills. I would like to be able to increase the power with aftermarket products. I have checked with Banks, who told me that they have kits for up to 2008 engines and will have one for the 2009 engine this fall. My questions have to do with the following:

1. Will the Banks kit improve the power and economy as they advertise?

2. Will the modifications of the Banks product void my Cummins warranty?

3. Does Cummins have its own products that do the same as Banks?

4. Will a Cummins maintenance facility install the Banks kit for me?

5. If so, where is the closest Cummins maintenance facility to my location near Sacramento, CA?

Thanki you. Jim W.
Submitted: 13 years ago.Category: RV
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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 13 years ago
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Hi There!!!

 

Thanks for Choosing Just Answer....

 

I have met ALLOT of RV owners who are absolutely happy with the banks system for the Cummins RV application, I think it is worth waiting for... The voiding of the warranty is a very good question, the only way I beleive they would cover the warranty is if they installed the kit. I would directly call a Cummins Coach Care facility (all over the country) and get a direct answer. There is a Cummins Coach Care that deals with the Monaco product daily and they would know best, XXXXX XXXXX actually pretty close to you in Coburg, OR.... Cummins does not have a kit like banks but sometimes you are able to step up in Horse Power, sometimes this is a simple calibration and other times the turbo and cooling pack need to be changed out to accommodate the extra HP... There is a hefty calibration fee and this is to prevent people from buying a low end rated engine and upgrading... If you decide to call this facility ask for Mike R. HERE is the contact information. I wish I could be more direct in the answer but the emissions have changed with in the last year and I feel you will get a straight direct answer if you call..

 

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